Liverpool defeats Tottenham to take the Champions League trophy

FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer - Liverpool v AC Milan UEFA Champions League Final - Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul - 25/5/05 Liverpool's Steven Gerrard lifts the Champions League trophy with his team mates celebrating around him Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Darren Walsh Livepic/File Photo

Liverpool defeats Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid to take the Champions League trophy for the sixth time.

It was Mohamed Salah, such a disconsolate figure when he was injured early in that loss to Real Madrid, who set Liverpool on their way with a penalty after two minutes when Moussa Sissoko was contentiously punished for a handball.

In a final that rarely touched the heights of the blockbuster semi-finals that made this an all-Premier League showpiece, Spurs had chances but were denied by Liverpool keeper Alisson, who saved well from Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Christian Eriksen.

And their failure to capitalize was ruthlessly punished when substitute Divock Origi ensured manager Jurgen Klopp won his first trophy as Liverpool manager by driving low and powerfully past Hugo Lloris with three minutes left.

Spurs counterpart Mauricio Pochettino took the gamble of selecting England captain and main striker Harry Kane despite his not having played since April because of an ankle injury, replacing semi-final hat-trick hero Lucas Moura, but he had no impact.

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